Drew Gooden

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Position: Forward
Height: 6-10
Weight: 250
Birthdate: 9/24/81
College: Kansas
Years Pro: 10 years
Drafted: By the Memphis Grizzlies in the 1st round of the 2002 NBA Draft (4th overall)

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PERSONAL ... Full name is Andrew Melvin Gooden … was nicknamed "The Truth" in college … opened the Drew Gooden Reading and Learning Center at Cleveland's East End Neighborhood House (September, 2005) … won the NBA Community Assist Award (October, 2005) … named the Al Lerner Community Service Award winner at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards (February, 2006) … has been named among professional athletes as "Good Guys in Sports" by The Sporting News on three occasions … recently became a Wingstop franchise owner and opened his first restaurant in Orlando this summer ... his father, Andrew Gooden, played basketball in Finland … plays the piano.

2012-13 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16 appearances during his 11th NBA season (3rd in Milwaukee) … placed on the Inactive List for 13 games and designated as DNP-CD for 52 contests … posted one 10-rebound game when he finished with seven points and 10 boards on Dec. 12 vs. Sacramento.

2011-12 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Averaged 13.7 points per game, his best scoring output since the 2004-05 season, while appearing in 56 games for the Bucks ... also averaged 6.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.82 steals and 0.61 blocks ... led the Bucks in scoring seven times, in rebounding 13 times, in steals eight times and in blocks nine times ... recorded 13 double-doubles ... scored in double figures 36 times and topped 20 points 16 times ... had some of his best games of the season against Chicago, scoring a season-high 27 points on 3/7 and going a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line in both the 1/27 and 2/4 matchups with the Bulls ... recorded his second career triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high-tying 13 assists vs. Cleveland on 3/14 ... named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played 3/12-18 after averaging 18.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists as Milwaukee went 3-0 ... matched his career high with five steals on 3/31 vs. Memphis ... grabbed his 5,000th career rebound on 3/3 at Orlando and scored his 8,000th career point on 4/14 vs. Indiana ... missed four games from 2/17-22 with a right wrist sprain and sat out two games from 4/4-6 with a sore back.

PRO CAREER ... 2010-11: Appeared in 35 games with 18 starts … averaged 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game … recorded his first career triple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists against Cleveland on 4/9 … scored a season-high 22 points on 8-11 from the field and 2-2 from long distance to go with 13 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers on 11/16 … matched his season-high with 22 points and 11 rebounds at Toronto on 3/30 … recorded a season-high 16 rebounds, including seven offensive boards, along with 16 points against Oklahoma City on 11/20 … led the Bucks in rebounding 12 times, steals six times and blocks six times … recorded 10 double-doubles, second-most on the team … dished out his 650th career assist on 4/11 against Toronto … surpassed the 7,000 point mark for his career on 11/16 against the Los Angeles Lakers … missed 41 games due to left foot plantar fasciitis ... had six DNP-CDs … 2009-10: With Dallas and the Clippers appeared in 70 games, starting 33 ... started 22 of 24 games with Clippers and averaged 10.9 points and 7.7 rebounds in 25.1 minutes ... finished the season ranked 15th in the NBA in free throw percentage (.861) ... had 19 double-doubles and finished season with six double-doubles in last 11 games ... became eighth player in Clippers history to record 20+ points and 20+ rebounds in a game on 3/23/10 ... led Clippers in scoring three times, rebounds 10 times and scored in double figures 20 times with L.A ... (Dallas): Appeared in 46 games for Dallas, starting 11 and averaging 8.9 points and 6.9 rebounds ... (Washington): Did not appear in a game with Wizards, traded to Clippers as part of three-team trade on 2/17/10 ... (L.A. Clippers): 2/20 vs. SAC, with team but DND for 1st game with Clippers ... 2/22/10 vs. CHA, made Clippers debut and had 10 pts (4-9 FG, 2-2 FT) and nine rebounds ... 2008-09: Played 51 games (31 with CHI, one with SAC, 19 with SAS), and averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds in 24.8 minutes … shot 46.8 percent (237-506) from the field and 84.0 percent (131-156) from the foul line … recorded 10-plus points 29 times (including eight 20-plus games), 10-plus rebounds 13 times and 12 double-doubles ... (Chicago): Appeared in 31 games with Bulls, starting 27 and averaging 13.6 points ... had a season-high 20 rebounds vs. MEM on 11/1/08 … scored a season-high-tying 22 points vs. NY on 12/9/08 ... missed 10 games with a sprained right ankle (11/8, 12/20/08-1/3/09) ... (Sacramento): Played in one game with Kings ... (San Antonio): Averaged 9.8 ppg and 4.4 rpg in 19 games ... 2007-08: In 69 games (65 starts) with CLE and CHI, averaged 12.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 30.8 minutes … shot 44.9% (332-740 FGs) from the floor and 75.3 percent (162-215) from the free throw line … had 24 double-doubles (eight with CHI) … recorded nine games of 20-plus points and 26 games of 10-plus rebounds … notched season-bests in points (31), FGs (12) and FGAs (13) vs. ATL on 3/25/08 … missed three games with a right groin strain (2/7-2/10/08) … missed final 10 games of season with lower abdominal strain (3/29-4/16/08) ... (Chicago): Averaged 14.0 points and 9.3 rebounds in 18 games (14 starts) ... 2006-07: In 80 starts, averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds (15th in NBA) and 1.1 assists in 28.0 minutes … ranked fifth in offensive rebounds (263) and sixth in offensive rebounds per game (3.3) … had a team-high 25 double-doubles … missed two games with a left strained groin (12/9-12/11/06) ... 2005-06: In 79 starts, averaged 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds (18th in NBA) in 27.5 minutes … shot 51.2% (334-652 FGs) from the floor (16th in NBA) … had 23 double-doubles … spent two games on the Inactive List with a right leg adductor strain (1/15-1/18/06) … missed one game with flu-like symptoms (3/2/06) ... 2004-05: In 82 games (80 starts), set career marks in nearly every statistical category … averaged 14.4 points, 9.2 rebounds (13th in NBA) and 1.6 assists in 30.8 minutes … became just the second player in Cleveland franchise history (Shawn Kemp) to record at least 1,000 points, 750 rebounds, 100 assists, 75 steals and 75 blocks in one season … recorded 37 double-doubles (eighth in NBA) … shot a perfect 13-13 FTs vs. MIL (1/30/05), setting career-highs in both categories ... 2003-04: In 79 games (17 starts), averaged 11.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 27.0 minutes … notched a team-high 18 double-doubles … missed three games with a right leg infection ... 2002-03: In 70 games (48 starts) with MEM and ORL, averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 26.8 minutes … (Orlando): started 18 of 19 games and averaged 13.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists … named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team… ranked in the top 10 among rookies in scoring (5th), rebounding (5th), FG% (5th), blocks (10th) and minutes (7th) … named Western Conference Rookie of the Month in November after averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds in 29.9 minutes … missed eight games with a sprained right big toe.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (44 games, 40 starts) ... 2009: Appeared in four games and averaged 7.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.8 minutes … 2007: Started all 20 of his games as Cleveland advanced to the Finals ... averaged 11.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 30.3 minutes ... shot 49.3 percent from the field ... 2006: Started all 13 of his games and produced 8.2 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent from the field and 94.4 percent from the line ... 2003: In seven starts, averaged 14.0 points and 12.7 rebounds.

COLLEGE ... Finished three-year career at Kansas as only the second player (Danny Manning) to record at least 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 steals in school history … averaged 15.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 steals in 98 games … named First Team All-America by The Associated Press, Sporting News and Basketball Times … named Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (AP and coaches) … named NABC Co-National Player of the Year, Basketball America Player of the Year and NCAA Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player … also named Big 12 All-Defensive Team, ESPN The Magazine's Power Forward of the Year and Pete Newell Big Man of the Year … led Kansas to the Final Four as a junior, averaging 19.8 points (first in Big 12) and 11.4 rebounds (fourth in nation) … set a team and Big 12 single-season record with 25 double-doubles as a junior … his 734 points and 423 rebounds rank him sixth and second, respectively, on Kansas' single-season lists … led the Jayhawks in scoring 20 times and in rebounding on 28 occasions in 37 games … as a sophomore was named First Team All-Big 12 by AP and Second Team All-Big 12 by the coaches … led Kansas in scoring (15.8) and rebounding (8.4) … named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by AP as a freshman … led Kansas in rebounding (7.5) … recorded a KU freshman record nine double-doubles … Most Outstanding Player at the Great Alaska Shootout.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by Memphis in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft ... signed with Memphis on 7/2/02 ... traded from Memphis to Orlando along with Gordan Giricek for Mike Miller, Ryan Humphrey, a 2003 first-round draft choice and a 2004 second-round draft choice on 2/19/03 … traded from Orlando to Cleveland along with Steven Hunter and the draft rights to Anderson Varejao for Tony Battie and two future second-round draft picks on 7/23/04 … traded from Cleveland to Chicago along with Shannon Brown, Larry Hughes and Cedric Simmons for Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and a future second round pick on 2/21/08 … traded by Chicago to Sacramento along with Andrés Nocioni, Cedric Simmons and Michael Ruffin for Brad Miller and John Salmons on 2/18/09 … waived by Sacramento on 3/2/09 ... signed with San Antonio as a free agent on 3/5/09 ... signed by Dallas as a free agent on 7/30/09 ... traded by Dallas to Washington with Quinton Ross, Josh Howard and James Singleton for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson on 2/13/10 ... traded from Washington to the L.A. Clippers on 2/17/10 in a three-team deal in exchange for Al Thornton (Washington) and Sebastian Telfair (Cleveland). Cleveland also received forward Antawn Jamison from Washington and the Wizards received center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first round pick and the rights to Emir Preldzic from Cleveland ... signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 7/8/10.

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